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Date(s) - Tue, Nov 27, 2018 - Wed, Nov 28, 2018
All Day


Digital Shield Training Academy


The CipherTrace Certified Examiner (CTCE) is designed to provide local/federal law enforcement, military investigative personnel and private sector security professionals on the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Understand common aspects and terminology of Cryptocurrencies
  • Understand how Cryptocurrencies are generated, purchased, and exchanged
  • Become familiar with how criminal organizations are utilizing Cryptocurrencies
  • Become familiar with and utilize CipherTrace forensic platform to analyze crimes involving Cryptocurrencies
  • Produce effective reports on key findings utilizing CipherTrace forensic platform
  • Understand how to export CipherTrace data into 3rd party platforms like Palantir, IBM I2 and Maltego

Through lecture, instructor-led demonstrations, and practical exercises the CipherTrace Certification course will prepare participants identify, trace, analyze and report on Cryptocurrency artifacts utilizing the CipherTrace Platform.

During course activities and exercises, participants will demonstrate the ability to perform forensically sound investigations and efficiently analyze digital artifacts pertaining to Cryptocurrency for items of evidentiary value.

Throughout the course, participants will discuss procedures used on the identification, tracing, analysis, and reporting of Cryptocurrencies for courtroom presentation. Participants will also discuss the importance of developing and maintaining a policy on analyzing Cryptocurrency artifacts to guide examiners when conducting cases.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to draft an effective report on findings detailing the analysis process followed to locate pertinent evidence.

CipherTrace Courseware exists of the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction.

Module 2: Cryptocurrency Overview

Module 3: Uses of Cryptocurrency

Module 4: CipherTrace Overview

Module 5: CipherTrace Configuration

Module 6:  Conducting Bitcoin Searches using CipherTrace

Module 7: Analyzing Bitcoin Addresses & Transaction Ids using CipherTrace

Module 8: Overview of the CipherTrace Case Manager

Module 9: CipherTrace Reporting Options (CSV, PDF, and API)

Module 10: Evaluation and Commencement



Course costs:

  • $1,250.00 per student


Hotel Information for Event:  

1175 Malabar Road, NE, Palm BayFL32907US



Melbourne FL International Airport (MLB) 15 minutes from Training Site


Orlando International Airport (MCO) 60 Minutes from Training Site

 All payments must be received prior to training class.  Cancellations must occur 7 days prior to start of class or 50% of the training costs will be forfeited to recover losses.

NOTE:  Classes are subject to cancellation if there are not at least 8 participants signed up for the class.  If cancellation does occur, each participant will be notified at least two weeks prior to start of the class.  Please hold off making any fights or hotel accomodations until two weeks prior to the class.  

Digital Shield is NOT responsible for costs associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and hotel accomodations for participants.  Cost of the training class would be reimbursed back to the participant 100%.


Point of Contact:

Joe Church